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Midland squealing when talking

I have the same issue some others have been having with the midland 1001z screeching when transmitting..

I rechecked my SWR, all good. it's a new radio, and my buddies said it started later in the day, not right away.

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  • pleblanc Sep 15, 2008

    also checked all my shorts and grounds... all good.. power directly from battery too..

  • pleblanc Sep 26, 2008

    stock midland Mic .. I bought a 2nd unit (complete CB with mic, etc) from amazon since it was so cheap, but have not yet tried it out. Amazingly difficult to test without a 2nd cb to test with. who knew?

    The tuned firestik fs-3 antenna is hard mounted to the rear of the vehicle and the mount is grounded to the chassis. I am using 18' firestik mini 8 coax, and all firestik mounts and hardware. I installed the antenna with the FS quick disconnect.

    This midland CB unit does not have Mic gain, so I cannot adjust the gain.

  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach May 11, 2010

    I guess it sounds as though you're doing everything right. This is almost certainly caused by RF getting in to the rig somehow. If it's not the mic, it will be through the power cable or something. Yes, it is difficult to test without a second unit to use as a monitor. If you are able to set something up, get hold of a dummy load and see if the screech is still there. My guess is that it won't be. These are amazingly common problems but can almost always be resolved in the end unless of course your radio itself is faulty Good luck anyway....

  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach May 11, 2010

    Communicomm has probably hit the right spot by asking what mic you are using?

    If you are using a fancy microphone that has a preamp built in to make it more sensitive, it is probably picking up RF from your antenna. This is called RF Feedback.

    That means that radiated signal from the antenna is getting into the speech audio circuitry and causing the screech.

    Firstly, make sure your antenna is as far away from your rig as possible.

    Next, make sure that your antenna cable is high quality and used correctly secured connectors.

    Thirdly, make sure your antenna is tuned correctly.

    Fourthly,do not over modulate the mic gain, keep it at a moderate setting and avoid using power mics.

    Remember that high mic gain will not give you a stronger signal it will just give you distorted audio! You can filter your mic cable by using a ferrite ring A ferrite ring is what is says, a ring of ferrite. You simply wind your mic cable through the ring as many times as you can as close to the mic plug as possible. This will act as a low pass filter and allow speech frequencies to pass but will stop RF passing and getting into your rig.

    Finally, you can test to see if you are suffering with RF feedback by reducing or increasing power. If you do this and the screech increases and decreases accordingly, this will confirm the cause.

  • David Eisenberg
    David Eisenberg May 11, 2010

    What microphone are you using? Have you tried others? Is the antenna magnetically mounted?



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Soundwas keying up at the same time.s like it could be one of two problems. a loose wire in the mic or some one near you keyed up the same time as you. if the wire in the mic is loose sodder it. If some one keyed up near you you might have blown the reciever chip.

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